Saturday, September 12, 2009

Christmas Cards

Yesterday, my DF Shirley and I road tripped to Chesterfield Plaza, where we each created four lovely Christmas Cards at Archiver's. After crafting, we split a wonderful salad and a wonderful pasta at California Pizza Kitchen, and headed down the highway to Hobby Lobby...
Here are my cards, along with a short description of what we liked about each.

This first card is on a pretty gold cardstock. It's not a shiny gold, but more of a matte finish sparkly gold. We stamped the sentiment and image on Whte Arctic Snow Metallic CS with Versamark Frost, Sprinkled with Gold Zing EP, and then heat embossed. Next was to take a glue pen, and in small sections, we colored the dove and sprinkled a fine fairy dust glitter on it. The cards that we made at Archiver's actually had a small red poinsettia where the bow is on my card, but my poinsettia met with an unfortunate glue accident, and stayed on the scrap paper at Archiver's!!!

We especially liked the White Arctic Snow Metallic CS on this one!!!

All righty...Card number two (shown above), was again, made on the beautiful white CS. The Red CS was another pretty metallic paper. It is very self explanatory. What we oohed and aahed over on this card was the use of silver AND gold embossing powders! Now we didn't WE ever think of that???

Christmas Memories has some stamping on the green base with Versamark, and again features the double embossing. The red discs are actually just red CS circles, but the photo makes them look like really cool buttons! lol!

Card Number Four (shown above), was made using all of the same supplies and gold embossing. The fun part of this card was using green Glimmer Mist on the tree. Again, why didn't we think of this??? Did you know that you can spray a little glimmer mist into a plastic cup or something and PAINT with it? Yup! And to change from the Green mist to the Red mist (shown on the pot at the base of the tree), all you need do is swish your brush in another cup of water, dab it on a paper towel, and voila! Color change!
The cards were very quickly made, the class was reasonably priced, and we came out with a couple of very cute and easy ideas.
Since they ALL include embossing, I am going to enter them at Crafty Creations challenge this week!
It was a good day!
Happy Saturday everyone!
Big hugs to all...


Suzanne said...

I absolutely love the last one! All are beautiful.

Crystal said...

OMG Patti these are SOOOO beautiful!!! Wow some lucky people will get these beauties at Christmas...I adore all the fun!!! Hugs!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh these are all so beautiful!!! Very , Very Elegant! Fantastic job!

AmethystCat said...

pretty! sounds like a fun day!

Georgia said...

EEKKK!Christmas!! You are way ahead of me!! Don't think I'll ever get out of fall and Halloween Land. Sounds like you had a great day of Hobby Hopping!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

It sounds like you had an awesome day Patti!! Love those cards your created!! So full of glitz and glamor!! Gorgeous!!

Barb said...

You've done beautifully, Patti! These are all just lovely... do you need my address? ;)

Nilla said...

Beautiful all of them! Well done! Hugs Nilla

Nessie said...

Wow Patti!

Thanks so much for sharing your day with us,you have just given me lots to think about! I love the two tone embossing, and I have glimmer mists which I never use, but will do now!

Thanks so much

Cat said...

Gorgeous cards, Patti! So sorry to hear about the unfortunate glue accident! LOL I've had a few of those myself!

Anonymous said...

Wow Patti, your cards are fab! I love the first one with the lovely bird, so sparkly!
You've done a good job with all these cards!

Rebecca said...

What beautiful cards. Sounds like you had a really nice day. Wish Archivers were closer to where we live - 2 hours away.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey you! Sounds like you had lots of fun and made some awesome cards. I love all the embossing. And thanks for the tip about glimmer mist. That never occurred to me!

I don't know where the time goes these days. Just too fast for my taste. But I think about you EVERY day!


Maria Matter said...

Hi Patti!
these are all beautiful!!!! great job on getting a head start on your Christmas cards! And there's sparkle...always a plus!!! lol

I'm getting dizzy with the speed of these passing do ya make 'em stop...I want to get off for a while and just enjoy these fall like days! lol
take care
Blessings, Maria

Saskia said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!! So elegant!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!!

Saskia :)

Rose said...

what beautiful cards you have made!! and sounds like you and your friend had a fantastic time together :0) thanks for joining us on crafty creations
rose - guest designer

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely cards - heat embossing is so fun! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations. Cheers Claire x